05/13/1926 – 02/05/2014
San Diego/Lopez Island
Born May 13, 1926 in Hollywood, California. She was the middle of three sisters and 100 percent Norwegian descent. Betty graduated from North Hollywood High School. She met her husband Kenneth “Shutt” in 1946. He had just returned from the war, where he flew B-25 bombers. They were married in 1948 and in the mid 50’s had two children, Jan and Dean. The family moved to San Diego in 1970. In addition to caring for her family, she enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was an active member of the San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Association. She moved to Lopez Island in 1986 to be closer to her friend, Donna. She enjoyed playing cards with her new friends and volunteering at the Center Church and Cemetery. Throughout the year they would make crafts and wreaths to sell during the holidays. Her passion was quilting. Her favorite thing was to make a quilt for the annual holiday sale and raffle. Betty’s husband “Shutt” passed away in 1988 and Donna in 1994. Getting close to her 80th birthday, island life became a challenge. Betty sold her home and moved back to San Diego to be close to her daughter. With ongoing medical issues Betty moved to an assisted living facility in Eugene Ore., close to her son Dean. The weather reminded her of Lopez Island. Betty is survived by her children Jan and Dean, his wife Jeanne and their son Christopher.
There will be a memorial service held for both Betty and “Shutt” on May 30, 2014 at the Center Church on Lopez Island at 1 p.m.